Hi all you fabulous paper Peeps. I so excited to be sharing a Springtime card I created with Ivory Double Faced Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and pretty paper layers from Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary.
Holy Dyna I added a lot of layers here lol…..but it was so fun to make. Pop dots really help to add extra dimension and Stickles are great for detailing. I think I’ve counted 19 layers here…that may be a personal record lol.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : )G
I’m just dropping in to share the oh so festive banner we are creating tonight in class. The girls have requested a St. Patrick’s Banner so with out further ado…..
I really love this banner : ) I had so much fun going over the top layering on the green. The base is awesome stripe from Graphic 45, then some glittery green from My Minds Eye. Lot’s of printed vintage images too and bedazzled shamrocks. Between the banner sections I added some tags created from my digital collage sheet: St. Patrick’s Bingo Collage. I just can’t get enough of the Apple Green Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
This should be a super fun class tonight with my girlies!!!! I can’t wait : )
Speaking of Really Reasonable Ribbon….they’re having a Design Team Call yay!!!!!!! Click HERE to check out the details. I can tell you that Bonnie is a fabulous Blog host……and a really fun and talented team…..and you can’t beat the perks! I urge everyone who loves ribbon to check it out!
Okay I’m off to the shop to work…..lol….I mean play paper lol. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative G
Time flies when you’re having fun….we’re already into our third challenge at CHACB. Wow it’s gone by fast! I am so blow away by the inspiration projects from the Design Team and the creations submitted to the challenges by the super talented crafters out there!
Even more exciting news….the theme for this challenge is “Vintage or Retro” so I’m like all over that right???? LOL and to sweeten it up even more….the sponsor of the fabulous prize package for this challenge is none other than the very generous folks at Graphic 45. Swooning.
Did you all just fall out of your chair when you saw this prize pack????? Thank you so much to Graphic 45 for such a generous donation!!!
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920′s and 30′s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information.
I decided to make a card with my Graphic 45 paper.
I selected many patterns from the Once Upon a Springtime paper pad and layered them up with a nice craft border to separate the bold patterns. I super love that checkered print!!!! I wanted the book image to look like it was open with all the goodies spilling out….so I gave it lot’s of dimension.
I added oodles of flowers to anchor the corner….many of them I dry brushed with white acrylic to get them to just the right amount of shabbiness. The little stamps and fairy are held in with metal pins and I added just a little sparkle with the glittery flourishes.
You can see more of the dimension here. Those stamped metal brads are also from Graphic 45…..they add just the right amount of detail to balance the flowers on the top of the card.
Okay that’s it for my vintage project using Graphic 45 papers and Staples. I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your own stash and make a fabulous vintage or retro project and play along. Click HERE for the link to take you to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the details. Click HERE to see the easy peasy to follow rules.
It would be so awesome if you’d visit my fellow Design Team Members and leave them a little love for their projects: Donna Idlet, Glenda Brooks, Gloria Stengel, Karen Zueger, Pam Bray, Tammi Bennett, Amber Milone, Christy Butters, Debbie Seyer, Jan Marie Ennenga, Kathy Clement.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
Happy March 1st to all you Paper Peeps. I’m hoping you all have much more Spring like weather than we are having here in mid-Michigan. Hopefully the old saying is right that it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Today is well below freezing and we’re expecting another 5-6 inches of snow overnight….uuugghhh.
Okay enough with the jibber jabber…..it’s time for another fabulous challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time it’s a “Show Me The Green” theme…how fun is that??? Okay I know what you’re thinking….Ginny doesn’t make green projects. Yep you got me…I normally don’t….but how can I help myself this time of year????
Here is my card….
I layered a few bold plaid and check patterns separated with a craft brown, then added a fun bingo card, a doily, and a sheet music oval. That makes a nice base for my pooftacular bow:
Oh yes I did layer Apple Green Satin Swiss Dots, with green chevron. If that wasn’t enough I topped it off with sweet green roses, glittery shamrocks, Wild Orchid Leaves, and a green vintage ticket image.
This little guy is adorable with his little green diaper on : ) I found him in with some valentine images…so odd…he had a red heart on his hat…..so I just covered it with bling. I added some pearly bling to the music image too! Of course he got a good dose of Stickles!
Okay…that’s it for my green challenge card. Now it’s your turn to whip up a fabulous “Show Me The Green” project and play along with the challenge. I’m off to the shop now to work on another great green creation….the banners we are creating in class next week. I’m sure once we hang them they will bring us lot’s of luck!!!!
I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
Challenge #2: Let’s See that Hoard!
This is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard, but only the items that match the color scheme! (Please note, you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly. Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard.)
My project started out as a card…..but by the time I had selected all the paper pretties I wanted to use I realized that it was quickly becoming a layout lol!I started with a base of striped paper from Glitz. To this I sprayed like a crazy fool with every Glimmer Mist I could get my hands on to create a mottled effect. I added Chipped China Distress Ink to to the vintage music sheet…then sprayed it down with the Glimmer Mists also. After it dried I inked it heavily with Walnut Distress Ink.
When in doubt…I have found it a good idea to glue on elebenty hundred flowers lol. These are from Wild Orchid, and Zva Creative. I layered them on vintage images and Doily’s.
Many of the vintage images are from my own digital collage sheets. I embellished them with Stickled layered butterflies and pearly flourish from Zva Creative.
Okay that’s my project for the challenge. You should visit the rest of the girlies from Team B and check out what they created also….I’ve had a sneak peek and I can tell you they are awesome! Amber Milone, Christy Butters, Debbie Seyer, Jan Marie Ennenga, And last but not least…my BOLB ( my online Bestie) Kathy Clement.